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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A girl, her dog, and a BIG flower

Actually, the title should be "A girl, her greyhound, and a REALLY big flower". I've been making good progress with Catherine Theron's Examplar IV. I took breaks from the seemingly-unending yellow basketweave background around the spiral trellis flowers by working on the next few motifs, shown here. I morphed the girl's non-descript dog into a greyhound so it would feel at home here. Ok, so it's either a small greyhound (I refuse to believe it's a whippet!) or the girl is a giant. The backs of my greyhounds come up to my hip, but I didn't have the room to make Ms. Sampler Greyhound that big. If she was tall enough, she would need to be longer, and there just isn't room! I can rationalize this because next to the girl and Ms. SG, the flower is HUGE! In a sampler, it all works! :-)

I've been too tired the last few nights (since I finally finished the yellow background) to concentrate on the spiral trellis stitch, so I've started on the bargello motif. It's nice to see good progress on this piece!

4 comments:

Mary Corbet said...

Wow, Jeanne! This is coming along really nicely! I love this whole project. The colors are fantastic.

You're right. That's a Really Big Flower!

Cyn said...

Hi Jeanne,

That is a really BIG flower! LOL

I like how you personalized the dog and I'm impressed that you did that without a chart or a pattern! I also like the size as if it was bigger, the poor girl would look like she was being attacked by a flower and a dog! :-)

The Bargello is looking very nice. I just love Bargello patterns!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

donnag said...

I simply love this picture
Your work is so very neat and I love the colors! I am anxious to see the finished work.

Milly~ said...

What a darling piece...big flower and all! : )